Financing drug discovery for orphan diseases.

@article{Fagnan2014FinancingDD,
  title={Financing drug discovery for orphan diseases.},
  author={David Erik Fagnan and Austin A. Gromatzky and Roger M. Stein and J. Fernandez and Andrew W. Lo},
  journal={Drug discovery today},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={533-8}
}
Recently proposed 'megafund' financing methods for funding translational medicine and drug development require billions of dollars in capital per megafund to de-risk the drug discovery process enough to issue long-term bonds. Here, we demonstrate that the same financing methods can be applied to orphan drug development but, because of the unique nature of… CONTINUE READING
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